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[AIG Open] Federer 6-3, 6-3 Henman for 42nd Singles titles

TennisGrandSlam
10-08-2006, 05:58 AM
:devil:

robinhood
10-08-2006, 05:58 AM
Another great tourney for Fed (as expected).
A win #9 for the season.
But I think Tim Henman and Takao Suzuki stole much of the show.
Big props to all of them!

robinhood
10-08-2006, 06:01 AM
Oops, I didn't know there was already a thread on it.
My Bad!

disturb3d
10-08-2006, 06:01 AM
:devil:You've got a dirty whorish mouth.

Corey Feldman
10-08-2006, 06:05 AM
You've got a dirty whorish mouth:lol:

congrats Maestro, and good to see the old fella showing some of his old self as well.. take it into next year Timothy Henry.

Adler
10-08-2006, 06:15 AM
Am Westen nichts neues ;) Congratulations on 9th title and make it 11 this year Roger, just like in 2004 & 2005

Great tournament Tim, nice route to the final (did not drop a set), especially this vivtory over in-form Ancic

prima donna
10-08-2006, 06:36 AM
Allez!

Regenbogen
10-08-2006, 06:38 AM
congrats Roger :D :D

Nando_L
10-08-2006, 06:45 AM
Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:woohoo:
:D
:bigclap:

darnyelb
10-08-2006, 06:53 AM
go Roger... yay a final between two nice guys

PamV
10-08-2006, 07:00 AM
Nice win for Roger !!! Tim must have been happy to get to the final also.

:wavey:

Naranoc
10-08-2006, 07:06 AM
Congrats on Federer winning and Tim reaching the final :)

If only Tim would start getting decent draws in slams and stop meeting Federer every second round... :sad:

Monteque
10-08-2006, 07:16 AM
Congrats Roger...............
Sweep all the titles remains for this year>>>>>>>>>>..:)

DrJules
10-08-2006, 07:16 AM
6 matches and 15 sets in a row against Tim Henman. Yet there still seems this view that Federer struggles against serve and volley players.

TennisGrandSlam
10-08-2006, 07:17 AM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-10/8_3964123_1.jpg

landoud
10-08-2006, 07:23 AM
congrats Roger :woohoo:

CooCooCachoo
10-08-2006, 07:53 AM
Roger :hatoff: Congrats :D

Mrs. B
10-08-2006, 08:18 AM
Captain Wasabi strikes!!!!! :devil:

congrats to both Roger and Tim. Now time for another round of sake!!!!!

silverarrows
10-08-2006, 08:39 AM
Great job, Fed! Another day in the office indeed! :cool:

njorker
10-08-2006, 10:02 AM
What else is new? :shrug:

My CONGRATS go to the loser Henman for making it to the finals of a tourney after 2yrs!!

Sierra Whisky 19
10-08-2006, 10:20 AM
Congrats indeed, Roger. Great stuff.

Good tourny, Tiger - keep on keepin' on.

KaxMisha
10-08-2006, 10:27 AM
Am Westen nichts neues ;) Congratulations on 9th title and make it 11 this year Roger, just like in 2004 & 2005

Great tournament Tim, nice route to the final (did not drop a set), especially this vivtory over in-form Ancic

Why just eleven? He has four events left, I think, and he's been winning 2/3 on average since 2004 (a little better now after Tokyo, I guess), so you would hope he betters his average, not worsens it, no?

Adler
10-08-2006, 10:35 AM
Well, he's got the opportunity that's true, but I'm almost sure he will drop Paris if he wins in Basel and there;s always chance that Rafa can defeat him in a final

buzz
10-08-2006, 10:35 AM
Why just eleven? He has four events left, I think, and he's been winning 2/3 on average since 2004 (a little better now after Tokyo, I guess), so you would hope he betters his average, not worsens it, no?

I would be very surprised if he plays madrid basel and paris. I think Roger would also be very happy with 11 victories this year

Horatio Caine
10-08-2006, 10:38 AM
Congrats Roger....a little easier than I expected :sobbing:

Great week Tim!!! Please build on it and get close to #32 :yeah:

For 1 week's work Tim gets a plate as small as that! :eek: :eek:

Bremen
10-08-2006, 10:45 AM
I would be very surprised if he plays madrid basel and paris. I think Roger would also be very happy with 11 victories this year

He says he's playing all 3.

Deivid23
10-08-2006, 10:54 AM
Congrats Roger, this has been one hell of a year :hatoff:

PD: Nice 3 DF´s in a row to lose your first service game of the match. Tim :retard:

Action Jackson
10-08-2006, 10:56 AM
I would be very surprised if he plays madrid basel and paris. I think Roger would also be very happy with 11 victories this year

He won't miss Basel unless he is really injured, but I could see him missing Paris.

pete25
10-08-2006, 11:01 AM
Plus the Masters Cup in Shanghai.
But I think playing in Madrid, Basel and Paris is too much for him. I doubt he wins them all. Plus there's a risk of injury.
If he really wants to play in Basel, he should skip either Madrid or Paris.
To me, I would prefer he plays Madrid and Paris and skip Basel. In fact, winning in Paris is always special and will motivate him to win the French Open in 2007.
I think the ATP should really move Basel two weeks before Madrid just to let Roger win in his home city.

avocadoe
10-08-2006, 11:01 AM
Congrats Roger...good show Tim...I don't see Roger doing Paris either, but we'll see...

Action Jackson
10-08-2006, 11:05 AM
To me, I would prefer he plays Madrid and Paris and skip Basel. In fact, winning in Paris is always special and will motivate him to win the French Open in 2007.
I think the ATP should really move Basel two weeks before Madrid just to let Roger win in his home city.

Are you from Basel? He used to be a ballboy at the event, he loves FC Basel and he would love to win this event, which is something he hasn't done. He doesn't need to play Bercy, two events are enough.

nobama
10-08-2006, 11:07 AM
Congrats Roger! :)

That's a pretty sad looking runner-up trophy/plate. Surely they can do better than that.

KaxMisha
10-08-2006, 11:23 AM
I would be very surprised if he plays madrid basel and paris. I think Roger would also be very happy with 11 victories this year

Well, that's what he has said himself. I don't see which one he would skip.

Naranoc
10-08-2006, 11:42 AM
Just logged on to the BBC messageboards. Surpise:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbfivelive/F2148567?thread=3550544

:lol:

I really don't know where they come up with this stuff.

Action Jackson
10-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Just logged on to the BBC messageboards. Surpise:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbfivelive/F2148567?thread=3550544

:lol:

I really don't know where they come up with this stuff.

Someone has been stealing ideas from MTF.

Hokit
10-08-2006, 12:14 PM
Congrats Roger! :yeah: Nice way to cap off your first trip to Japan. BTW, he now joins the select group of players who win the tournament that they first blog in?

For 1 week's work Tim gets a plate as small as that! :eek: :eek:

It's unfortunate the runner-up trophy has always been that miniscule :lol: But I'm sure Tim got more out of this tournament - he's reached a final after a disasterous season and gets a nice pay-cheque as well. Not bad for one week's effort ;)

scarecrows
10-08-2006, 01:08 PM
dont stop winning dude :yeah:

Pea
10-08-2006, 01:53 PM
Rogi is finally ahead in h2h!

Billabong
10-08-2006, 02:01 PM
Rogi:woohoo: Congrats man, great victory:yeah::worship:!!! 42nd career title and 9th of the year, keep it up man:bounce:!!!

hitchhiker
10-08-2006, 02:08 PM
Just logged on to the BBC messageboards. Surpise:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbfivelive/F2148567?thread=3550544

:lol:

I really don't know where they come up with this stuff.


Federer got lucky that oscar hernandez lost in qualifying

Horatio Caine
10-08-2006, 02:13 PM
I think the ATP should really move Basel two weeks before Madrid just to let Roger win in his home city.

:retard:

Horatio Caine
10-08-2006, 02:18 PM
Federer got lucky that oscar hernandez lost in qualifying

:haha:

...and that Alan Mackin chose the prestigious Stockholm Open qualifying rather than have a giant-killing run in Tokyo ;)

Tennis Fool
10-08-2006, 02:19 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-10/8_3964123_1.jpg

Nice that the organizers gave Federer a brand new spaceship, as he is out of this world. It is a bit small, though.

Dancing Hero
10-08-2006, 03:06 PM
Federer is some player. I had 3 and 2 forecast so Federer, 3 and 3 is not good enough!


:D :devil:

Fergie
10-08-2006, 03:10 PM
Well done Rogi :)

ReservoirCat
10-08-2006, 03:11 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-10/8_3964123_1.jpg

Nice that the organizers gave Federer a brand new spaceship, as he is out of this world. It is a bit small, though.

:haha: :haha:

Ground control to Major Rog.

Fedex
10-08-2006, 03:40 PM
Congrats Roger. :) If he could get one more title for #10 that would be quite an achievement. No player has ever won 10+ titles in 3 consecutive seasons.

Fedex
10-08-2006, 03:43 PM
Just logged on to the BBC messageboards. Surpise:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbfivelive/F2148567?thread=3550544

:lol:

I really don't know where they come up with this stuff.

:haha: Those are comical!

tennisgal_001
10-08-2006, 03:45 PM
Well done, Rog:yeah: I bet you he preferred to be handed out one of those toilet seats rather than a space-ship of a trophy ;)

and congrats to Tim for a good "comeback", shall we say.

musefanatic
10-08-2006, 03:46 PM
Great win Roger :)

Fed=ATPTourkilla
10-08-2006, 04:47 PM
The people on the BBC messageboard are wind-up merchants, they don't mean those things seriously. In fact, it's all posted by the same guy.

RonE
10-08-2006, 04:54 PM
Great tournament. Congrats Rogi :yeah:

Now carry this awesome form into Madrid :D

And to Tim, congrats on a fantastic week :hatoff:

Gulliver
10-08-2006, 05:24 PM
The people on the BBC messageboard are wind-up merchants, they don't mean those things seriously. In fact, it's all posted by the same guy.


And the BBC are closing the board down in November - not surprisingly - (though they've got another general board lined up).

Eden
10-08-2006, 05:51 PM
Congrats to Roger for his 9th tournament victory this year :)
What an achievement: To reach 13 finals of the 14 tournaments he had played this year :worship:

I feel a bit sorry for Tim that he had to play against Roger in the final. He didn't lost a set throughout the whole week and then didn't stand a chance in the final.

With the victory Roger now leads 7:6 in the head to head against Tim :)

Eden
10-08-2006, 07:32 PM
Some words from Tim about Roger after the final:


Asked after the match which elements of Federer's game are hard to notice without playing against him, Henman said "the consistency and variation of his first and second serves and his athleticism -- not only how fast he is moving to the ball, but his balance and footwork moving around the ball."
Asked to compare Federer to Pete Sampras, Henman said, "He has a more complete game than Sampras. Sampras had a bigger first and second serve. In the conditions Pete was playing, it was easier to be more aggressive all the time. Now with the courts and the balls much slower, Roger is so effective because he has so many attributes to his game."
Asked how long Federer can stay No. 1, Henman said, "I think it will still be a few years. One question when you get older is health. His game is economical. It doesn't take a lot of stress out of him. So I wouldn't be surprised if he's on top of the game for a few years yet."

Source: http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/newsandscores/news/news4.asp

Daniel
10-08-2006, 09:35 PM
Congratulations Roger :kiss: :hug: :D

DrJules
10-08-2006, 09:41 PM
Some words from Tim about Roger after the final:



Source: http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/newsandscores/news/news4.asp

So Tim Henman is convinced the courts are slower and the balls slower.

GlennMirnyi
10-08-2006, 11:08 PM
So Tim Henman is convinced the courts are slower and the balls slower.

Everybody knows that. It's a shame to the sport.

doris_hdz
10-08-2006, 11:58 PM
Congratulations Roger :worship:

Art&Soul
10-09-2006, 01:03 AM
Congrats my man. Keep winning boy ;)

Corey Feldman
10-09-2006, 01:09 AM
For 1 week's work Tim gets a plate as small as that! :eek: :eek:i remember the day when runner up got nothing but a handshake :p

I would be very surprised if he plays madrid basel and paris. I think Roger would also be very happy with 11 victories this yearmy guess is if he won basel or reached the final, he'd skip Paris..
which would be unfortunate as its a great event.

but he does have the BYE .. so could still play.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-09-2006, 02:56 AM
Sane Mode: Mr. conceit wins.

Fedtard Mode: YAH! Next year he's not gonna lose and Nadal sucks. I have to go kiss my Fed poster.

Safin_Lova
10-09-2006, 06:11 AM
Quite expected it was Federer afetr all.

Beat
10-10-2006, 11:34 AM
42 titles... crazy... :)